Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Ten Places I'd Take a Tourist in My Hometown

I love my hometown. I was born here, and I've lived here all my life. Hubby was also born here, and has lived here all of his life as well. We know the area well, despite its many changes over the years.

Where is our hometown? A community called Clear Lake City, located half-way between the big city of Houston and the historic seaside city of Galveston. Come on down and visit us! Here's where I'd take you:
  1. NASA/JSC - my Daddy retired from here after 40+ years of work; it is the heart of our community; there's a lot of cool stuff to see here!
  2. Kemah Boardwalk - for fun, and fresh Gulf seafood!
  3. The Strand/Historical District in Galveston - there's so much history in Galveston, and beautiful Victorian architecture, some still standing after the Great Storm of 1900; plus there's some cool shops along the Strand to poke around in, and more delicious seafood!
  4. Galveston Beach - not the prettiest of beaches, I'll admit, but still a great place to relax on a beautiful day!
  5. Moody Gardens - also in Galveston; fun stuff to do there, including cool exhibits, an aquarium, and a white-sand beach.
  6. San Jacinto Monument - to see where Texas won its independence from Mexico!
  7. If you come at this time of year, I'd definitely take you to the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo!
  8. If you come later in the Spring or Summer, I'd take you to Minute Maid Park to see a Houston Astros baseball game!
  9. Houston Museum of Natural Science - lots of cool stuff to see here, too.
  10. The Houston Zoo - right across the street from the museum - they've really fixed it up nicely and I love animals so it's a fun place to visit!

Ya'll come on down! D... and I will show you a great time!


Anonymous said...

I love Texas. My brother lives in Austin! Great tour! Next time I am in your area, I will bring this list!

Hootin' Anni said...

Been to several myself already...Hmmmmmmm, you wonder why. LOL

I personally LOVE all the museums in Houston. And the San Jacinto Monument's elevator?---a lot to be desired.

My ten tourist areas are shared, hope you can stop by for a visit. Scroll down a bit, it's just before my comment link today.

storyteller said...

My sister and her husband are living on the road in their RV for a couple of years and will be passing through your area later this year … so I’ve copied your list to pass along. I’m sure they’ll want to visit NASA for sure, but suspect the other things will be of interest too. Thanks for sharing.
Hugs and blessings,

D... said...

I figured our lists would be alike. I almost did Memphis instead, but I don't live there anymore. I also almost mentioned the HLSR and the bluebonnets, but I got tired. Hee!

Jenny 865-53oh9 said...

Moody Gardens sounds fun! My brother and his wife was just at the Livestock Show...took some pretty funny pictures!

Teena said...

I'd love to go to Texas sometime!

I played too :)

Katie Lady said...

Yay, good list!

Bubba said...

1. Alabama Ice House
2. Beer Can House
3. Menil Collection
4. Houston Heights
5. Rice Stadium (they played a Super Bowl there)

I'd add those.

Stacey said...

Okay okay even if you and D have nearly identical lists, I had to come by too! Texas is a great place to live, no doubt about it! xo

Bubba's Sis said...

How could I forget the Beer Can House???


Bubba said...

1. Astroworld
2. Waterworld
3. Astros game at the Dome
4. Summit for Rockets game
5. Sam Houston Col.
6. Dancing at the ballroom of the Shamrock Hotel
7. Blimp Hanger at Spring